Sacramento Premises Liability Attorneys
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Property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain safe premises. If a spill is left unattended in a supermarket or an apartment landlord fails to fix a broken handrail and you or someone you love is injured, then you may have the right to a premises liability claim.
At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our premises liability lawyers in Sacramento have decades of experience representing clients injured because of slip and falls, negligent security, defective sidewalks, and other safety concerns. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call (916) 520-6639 today to discuss your rights and legal options in a free consultation.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability claims involve unsafe or defective property conditions that cause serious injuries or death. Property owners and lessors are responsible for maintaining their property and keeping visitors safe. Premises liability law holds property owners and managers liable for injuries resulting from hazards on their premises.
Common types of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Poorly maintained stairways, elevators, and doors
- Unsafe equipment or attractive nuisance
- Inadequate security measures
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Bites from unrestrained or unsecured animals
- Swimming pool accidents and drowning
How Visitor Status May Affect Your Case
The extent of a property owner's liability for an injury depends on the injured individual's own actions and status as a visitor.
Visitor status is categorized in three ways:
- Invitee: An individual who is invited to enter the property for business dealings (e.g. customers in a store)
- Licensee: An individual who enters a property (not open to the general public) for their own purpose with the landowner’s permission (e.g. social guest)
- Trespasser: An individual who enters a property without the owner’s permission (e.g. burglar)
In any premises liability case, the injured person must be able to prove that the property owner or manager violated their duty of care to the property visitor. If you acted in an unsafe way or were trespassing, then you may not have a valid premises liability claim.
When you come to Kershaw, Cook & Talley for a free case evaluation, our Sacramento premises liability lawyers can let you know if you have a valid case.
Call Kershaw, Cook & Talley for Help
Time is of the essence with premises liability claims. A personal injury lawsuit has a statute of limitations or a time limit in which you can legally file a claim for your injuries. Once the statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from receiving compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured, don't wait to contact our Sacramento premises liability lawyers to get started on your case. Having handled thousands of cases, you can trust your case is in good hands when you call Kershaw, Cook & Talley.
Contact an experienced attorney at Kershaw, Cook & Talley for a free and confidential case evaluation. Call us at (916) 520-6639 or contact us now.